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‘The Bookseller’ identifies UK publishing’s ‘movers and shakers’

The Bookseller has released its seventh annual list of ‘movers and shakers’ in the UK book trade, noting a ‘marked generational shift’ towards ‘book trade veterans who more or less came of age in the time of the ebook’. This year’s list contains 24 new entries, with publishing recruitment specialist Claire Law noting that publishing YouTube stars has contributed to the generational shift. ‘We have some interesting new faces appearing, with high-profile vloggers such as Zoella crossing into book publishing. It’s a great time for new talent to emerge and doors are opening for people with less traditional publishing skills to enter the industry,’ said Law. This year’s list has the most number of women, at 41, and people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, at six. Penguin Random House had the highest number of entries, with 11 staff appearing on the list, followed by Hachette with seven. View the full list here.

 

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